West 8 receives prestigious award for urban design in USA, award ceremony tonight for 'Veronica Rudge Green Prize for Urban Design' at Harvard University
The fomer Mayor of Madrid, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón had a vistion to bury 23 kilometers of motorway which was segregating the city and created green zones and waterfront parks on top. Madrid RIO is now a famous urban park, very popular and filled with citizens. West 8 made the design in collaboration with the Spanish partners. This project is completed 2 years ago now awarded with the most prestigious award for urban design in USA. Tonight is the award ceremony for the 'Veronica Rudge Green Prize for Urban Design' at Harvard University GSD. The award exhibition is also open for public until 6th of March.
West 8 is an award-winning international office for urban design and landscape architecture founded in 1987. Over the last 25 years West 8 has established itself as a leading practice with an international team of 70 architects, urban designers, landscape architects and industrial engineers. West 8 developed projects all over the world in places such as Copenhagen, London, Moscow, New York, Madrid, Toronto and Amsterdam. The office gained international recognition with projects such as Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam (NL), Borneo-Sporenburg in Amsterdam (NL), Jubilee Gardens in London (UK), Expo \'02 in Yverdon-les-Bains (CH) and Miami Beach SoundScape Park (US). Many of the projects are the result of groundbreaking entries in important international competitions. Recently won competitions include Toronto Waterfront in Toronto (CA), Governors Island in New York (USA) and Yongsan Park in Seoul (KR).
Amongst the numerous awards received by West 8 are the Honor Award of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Lifetime Achievement Award for Architecture 2011, Mondriaan Fund (formerly BKVB), the International Urban Landscape Gold Award (IULA), the Prix de Rome, the Dutch Maaskant Award, the Bijhouwer Award, the Rosa Barba First European Landscape Prize, the Green Pin and the Veronica Rudge Green Prize for Urban Design.